October 26-27, 2023
Fort Worth, Texas

The Department of Finance and the Luther King Center for Financial Studies is pleased to invite submissions for the 3rd TCU Finance conference. Four of the six papers at our last conference were subsequently published in top 3 finance outlets. We hope to continue building on this success by soliciting contributions on any finance topic, but in keeping with the focus of the King Center, papers on investment management and alternative assets are particularly welcome.



Conference Details

Thursday, October 26

6:00 p.m. Pre-event Dinner Gathering Reata Restaurant - Sunset Deck
310 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Friday, October 27

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Hays Banquet Room
Neeley 2303AB
Session 1

8:30-9:20 a.m.


Identifying Market Maker Trades as "Retail" from TAQ: No Shortage of False Negatives and False Positives

Robert Battalio, Notre Dame 
Robert Jennings, Indiana 
Mehmet Saglam, Cincinnati
Jun Wu, WRDS

Discussant: Andriy Shkilko, Wilfred Laurier University

Shaddock Auditorium
Neeley 2410


9:20-10:10 a.m.


Fractional Trading

Zhi Da, Notre Dame
Vivian Fang, Indiana 
Wenwei Lin, Minnesota

Discussant: Amber Anand, Syracuse University

Shaddock Auditorium
Neeley 2410


10:10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break  
Session 2

10:30-11:20 a.m.


Social Media as a Bank Run Catalyst

J. Anthony Cookson, Colorado
Corbin Fox, James Madison University 
Javier Gil-Bazo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 
Juan Imbet, Universite Paris Dauphine
Christoph Schiller, ASU

Discussant: Joseph Engelberg, UCSD

Shaddock Auditorium
Neeley 2410


11:20 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.


Mobile App, Firm Risk, and Growth

Xi Wu, UC Berkeley

Discussant: Ruidi Huang, SMU

Shaddock Auditorium
Neeley 2410


12:10-1:20 p.m. Lunch Hays Banquet Room
Neeley 2303AB
Session 3

1:20-2:10 p.m.


The Effects of Environmental Health Risks on Housing Values and Minorities

Jules van Binsbergen, University of Pennsylvania 
Jaos F. Coco, LBS 
Marco Grotteria, LBS
Lakshmi Naaraayanan, LBS

Discussant: Jefferson Duarte, Rice

Shaddock Auditorium
Neeley 2410


2:10-2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break  

2:20-3:20 p.m.


Generative AI

Andrea Eisfeldt, UCLA 
Gregor Schubert, UCLA 
Miao Ben Zhang, USC

Discussant: Junbo Wang, LSU

Shaddock Auditorium
Neeley 2410


3:30-5:00 p.m. Cocktail party and presentation of Best Paper Award Tauber Family Terrace
Neeley 3400
5:00-7:00 p.m. After party Lot 12 Rooftop Bar
Hyatt Place at TCU

The Hyatt Place at TCU is within walking distance of the Neeley School. There are a limited number of rooms with a special rate for conference attendees.

Reservations may be made by clicking this link: Hyatt Reservations

For any queries, please contact Debra Proctor at d.proctor@tcu.edu or 817-257-7788.